Lifeblood Appeals for O-Negative Donors

Commercial Appeal [Memphis]
May 31, 2007,2845,MCA_25340_5562990,00.html

The supply of O-negative blood is dangerously low, Lifeblood officials said Wednesday in an appeal for donors.

Type O-negative blood is frequently needed, but it has not reached this extreme low since 2000, according to the regional blood center.

Lifeblood centers are open weekdays and Saturdays throughout the Memphis area. A complete list of locations is available at the Lifeblood Web site,

— Staff

Tent revival begins today at fairgrounds

Prayer House of Deliverance Holiness Church will sponsor Evangelist David Terrell's "Worldwide Revival" beginning today and running through June 9 at the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

The twice-daily worship services will be conducted under a large tent. Terrell will speak on a number of topics each day at 10:30 a.m., including biblical events and end-time prophecies.

Pentecostal revival and healing services will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public.

— James Dowd

SNAP says bishop needs to step up

An advocacy group for victims of sex abuse pressed Catholic officials Wednesday to publicly acknowledge known child molesters.

David Clohessy, executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), said Bishop J. Terry Steib has not publicly acknowledged that former Memphis priest Father Daniel Dupree admitted to the diocese that he molested 15 male youths between 1985 and 1992.

Last September, a local man identified as John Doe claimed in a lawsuit that he was sexually molested as a teen by Dupree at the Church of the Resurrection in Memphis.

After several other Tennessee assignments, Dupree left the diocese in 1992, was dismissed from the priesthood and is now believed to be living in Texas.

Diocesan spokesman Father John Geaney defended diocesan procedures for reporting abuse.

Abuse victims or anyone suspecting abuse may contact state officials at 877-542-2873 or 877-237-0004.

— James Dowd

Volunteers sought for hospice help

Volunteer training for Crossroads Hospice of Tennessee is scheduled to begin June 21.

People with a variety of interests and skills are needed to spend one or two hours a week with a terminally ill person.

To sign up for training or for more information, call Jo Sehar, volunteer coordinator, at 382-9292.

— Mary Powers


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